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Rock/Blues duo 7Horse, featuring guitarist/singer Joie Calio and singer/drummer Phil Leavitt, celebrates the release of its booze-infused original track 'Swagger' with an Exclusive Song Premiere via M Music
& Musicians Magazine, an expansive interview between Leavitt and the Publisher of M Mag, and a series of U.S. tour dates with dada (details below).
Listen to the new song and read the full interview, here:
Known for what Leavitt describes as a "dark, sexual, rock 'n roll" undercurrent, the music of 7Horse also has another running theme, "an almost old Vegas
(my hometown) sense of humor…A little edgy, a little blue, a little wacky. This song captures that side of the band."
The band broke through to mainstream success when Martin
Scorsese chose their grinding, menacing track 'Meth Lab Zoso Sticker' for inclusion in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. 7Horse's song was featured in both the film as well as in the second trailer. Watch the bizarre video for 'Meth Lab Zoso Sticker', here: http://www.7horsemusic.com/media/
In addition to the nod from Scorsese, another reason that Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt may seem familiar is because they make up two of the three members of seminal rock band dada, which is currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a U.S. tour and its first new singles in over a decade. dada (whose third member is singer-guitarist Michael Gurley,) is the yin to 7Horse's yang…As Leavitt so clearly articulates, "dada is the light. Peace and love. For the audience, seeing the three of us together is something hopeful and happy in an increasingly pessimistic world. The music is elevated, smart, with beautiful harmonies, etc. 7Horse is the dark side. Dangerous, sexual, provocative. Profane. Rock and fucking roll."
On the upcoming dada tour, 7Horse will perform a mini-set mid-show each night. Leavitt says that during the band switchovers, "my persona gets blurred. The only physical difference? I wear a fedora when I'm doing 7H. I 'wear' a shaved head and mirrored sunglasses when I'm playing in dada. But I feel different in each role and yet they're both true for me. I like both characters."
7Horse will be back in the studio in June, recording music for their next full-length album.
7Horse Tour Dates - mini-sets, while on dada tour:
Jul 11 Viper Room West Hollywood, CA
Jul 12 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Jul 13 Harlow's Sacramento, CA
Jul 15 Dante's Portland, OR
Jul 16 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
Jul 18 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe Stateline, NV
Stay up-to-date as more concerts are added: http://www.7horsemusic.com/live
More about 7Horse:
7Horse began as a hypothetical: What if, longtime band mates Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt thought, we bury our musical past and see if we can discover rock 'n' roll's Ground Zero? That question having been explored in bold fashion on their 2011 debut "Let the 7Horse Run," the blues duo returned with an even deeper sense of purpose on their 2016 follow-up, "Songs for a Voodoo Wedding". The larger question: What if the mission were not to locate rock 'n' roll's chewy center, but to find and channel their own personal identities?
It's all the more remarkable considering 7Horse started as a trial balloon, with Calio and Leavitt exchanging riffs, lyrics and song sketches via iPhone from their homes in Seattle and Los Angeles, respectively. Those ideas in hand, the pair blew through studio sessions that saw them arrange, refine and record one song per day. The results coursed with rawness and immediacy, and it's a process they replicated in making "Songs for a Voodoo Wedding."
It was during the time between albums that 7Horse received the phone call that would change their lives —— at least, the life of their new project. It was from a representative of director Martin
Scorsese, saying that the single "Meth Lab Zoso Sticker" was being considered for use in the film The Wolf of Wall Street. The song ended up with a nice cameo in the movie, as well as an appearance in the trailer. " There's a certain level of validation when Martin
Scorsese thinks your song is good enough for his movie," Calio says. "That was the proverbial shot in the arm. We weren't looking for it, but we had done everything right. We'd worked our asses off. And sometimes stuff like that comes to you."